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Comprehension of Turkish relative clauses in agrammatic Broca’s aphasia

Ozge, Duygu and Tekman, Hasan Gurkan
Comprehension of Turkish relative clauses in agrammatic Broca’s aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Grodzinsky’s (1989) Trace Deletion Hypothesis (TDH) proposes that agrammatic Broca’s aphasics cannot assign correct thematic roles to transformationally-derived structures. Not having access to the grammatical traces, these patients apply a default strategy assigning the agent role to the first noun phrase in the sentence. This paper investigates cross-linguistic plausibility of TDH by testing the comprehension of Turkish restricted relative clauses in agrammatic Broca’s patients. Eleven patients and ten control participants were involved in a sentence-picture matching task. Turkish data do not lend support for the default strategy offered by TDH.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2035
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
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